Boating season kicks off with more inspections

Boating season kicks off with more inspections

Thanks to $10 million from the state, counties are ramping up work to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels.
West Metro
May 23

Nusrat Mosque creates a new space for faith

The first and only mosque in Minnesota for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Nusrat Mosque in Coon Rapids, held its inauguration event on Saturday, welcoming…
West Metro
May 22

More zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake outside treatment area

The battle continues to keep a west-metro lake free of zebra mussels. After costly and groundbreaking efforts to kill off zebra mussels on Christmas Lake…
West Metro
May 22

No one hurt as large fire tears through Orono home

Firefighters from across the west metro worked Friday night in Orono to put out a fully engulfed suburban home, a blaze that has left the…
West Metro
May 22

Children's Hospitals to consolidate 650 metro-area workers in Edina office

Children’s Hospitals & Clinics is planning to move about 650 administrative workers to an office in Edina next year. The employees currently work in five…
West Metro
May 22
Developer Steve Bohl is helping to return hotels to Lake Minnetonka.

Grand hotels are making a mini-comeback on Lake Minnetonka

Projects on Lake Minnetonka expected to be approved soon in Wayzata and Excelsior.
West Metro
May 21

Hot Property: A new spot for Fresh Thyme grocery in Plymouth

Type: Retail Size: 50,188 square feet Area: 6.6 acres Developer & architect: Oppidan Investment Co. Details: The third Twin Cities-area Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery…
Blogs
May 21

Developer is greenlighted by St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, secures land for new West End development

The 14 acres of vacant land at the southwest corner of I-394 and Highway 100 next to the West End retail center has three new owners. Florida-based DLC Residential made headlines in November by proposing a multiphase, multi-building complex immediately adjacent to one of St. Louis Park's most successful development zones. DLC acted as master developer, pushing the hotel, office and apartment complex plan through city approval processes in both St. Louis Park and Golden Valley.
West Metro
May 21
The downtown Minneapolis skyline in January.

Minneapolis continues growth spurt, census data show

Minneapolis is now the 46th-largest city in the country, moving up two positions over the past year, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2014 show.
West Metro
May 21

Vikings creating tech infrastructure to match scope of stadium

At the heart of the Vikings’ gameday fan plan is the concept of connectivity — to the Vikings’ brand, the players, each other.
West Metro
May 21
Extending light rail to the southwest suburbs is proving to be more expensive than originally estimated.

$500 million in cuts proposed for Southwest light-rail line

Several stations could be in jeopardy through effort to pare project’s $2 billion price tag.
West Metro
May 21

Zebra mussels treatment on Lake Independence

Treatment to rid the waterway of zebra mussels is forcing the shutdown until June 8.
West Metro
May 20

'I just lost it': 911 calls released in killings of Elk River officer, son

The Wright County attorney’s office on Wednesday released two 911 transcripts related to the May 9 shooting deaths of Elk River police officer Todd Besser, 49, and his 27-year-old son, Blake.
West Metro
May 20

Driver who had meth in her system pleads in crash that killed Cambridge coach

A Princeton woman has pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in an August 2013 crash in Andover that killed a former Cambridge coach. Authorities say…
Variety
May 19

Archdiocese priest put on leave after past abuse allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it placed an active priest on a leave of absence after it received an allegation of past sexual abuse.
South Metro
May 19

2 owners of Lake Elmo electrical company to do workhouse time for underpaying employees

The owners of a Lake Elmo electrical company will spend time in the workhouse for underpaying employees. Thomas R. Clifton, 51, of Lake Elmo, and…
West Metro
May 19

Obituary: Arlene Bush, longtime Bloomington school board member

Arlene Bush served on the Bloomington school board for so long — 33 years — that the group now meets in the Arlene Bush Boardroom.…
Variety
May 19

Animated mannequin helps teach student nurses at Normandale

A high-tech mannequin helps teach nursing students at Normandale Community College.
Books
May 19

St. Louis Park poet informally continues work

Diane Pecoraro began leading poetry events in 2010 thanks to a grant. She’s stayed on as an enthusiastic volunteer since then.
West Metro
May 19

West metro police blotter

EDINA APRIL 17 Drunken driving: A 53-year-old Edina woman was arrested for drunken driving following a traffic stop at 50th Street and Vernon Avenue.…
West Metro
May 19

West news briefs: Immanuel Methodist to hold rummage sale

CORCORAN Immanuel Methodist to hold rummage sale Immanuel United Methodist Church of Corcoran will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday,…